FISCAL YEAR 2015 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
The draft Fiscal Year 2015 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is now available for public review and comment. The UPWP lists all of the transportation studies and planning tasks the RPC intends to undertake in the upcoming fiscal year.
The RPC Transportation Policy Committee will receive comments from the public on this draft document at its next monthly meeting on April 8, 2014 at 12:30 PM, held at the Regional Transportation Management Center. You may also provide us with comments in writing by the same date.
Draft 2015 UPWP
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) for the New Orleans metropolitan area and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) are proposing re-construction and corridor improvements along US Highway 61 (Tulane Avenue) from S. Carrollton Avenue to S. Claiborne Avenue in Orleans Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana. The proposed Tulane Avenue corridor improvements will extend from S. Carrollton Avenue east to S. Claiborne Avenue, approximately between I-10 and the New Orleans Central Business District (CBD).
The purpose and need of the project includes:
- Encouraging transportation choice to promote transportation efficiency, optimum use of existing roadway space, and efficient mass transit in order to reduce capital investments, operating costs, congestion, and travel times, and to improve air quality and public health.
- A complete streets policy that mandates consideration of pedestrians and bicycles in every road project to ensure consideration of all travel modes.
- Advancing projects that enhance connectivity, reduce barriers, and improve attractiveness of neighborhoods, commercial sites and public spaces while addressing mobility.
A Draft Environmental Assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of the economic, social, and environmental impacts of the proposed project has been prepared. Copies of the Draft Environmental Assessment are available for public examination at the Regional Transportation Management Center, 10 Veterans Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124 and the Orleans Parish Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112.
Written comments on the information in the Draft Environmental Assessment may be made via our website or e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to: Jeff Roesel, Deputy Director, Regional Planning Commission, 10 Veterans Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70124.
Be advised that all comments received including personal identifying information may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
A Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Assessment will be held on January 14, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, in the RTA boardroom, located in the RTA Facility at 2817 Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana 70119.
Draft Environmental Assessment